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DIY Beach Memory Box

How to make a DIY beach memory box- shadowbox with sand, photo at the beach, seashells, sand dollars and decorated with sea glass on a round coastal tray

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If you are going to the beach this summer then you will want to see how to make this DIY Beach Memory Box as a keepsake of your trip.

One of our family’s special places is Narragansett, Rhode Island. We look forward to going whenever we can. It holds a special place in our hearts (I’m linking a post I wrote previously with some of our favorite things to do there). This DIY beach memory box is a great way to remember your beach vacation. Bring back some sand and seashells from your favorite place, and scroll down to see how to make this special keepsake.

This post is brought to you by The Cozy Creative Collaborative

A group of ladies who love all things home, DIY, and food. We team up every month to share a new themed project and this month we are sharing all things coastal. Be sure to scroll to the end to see everyone’s coastal ideas!

The Cozy Creative Collaborative

If you are coming from my friend Jen at Cottage on Bunker Hill, welcome and I hope you will stick around here awhile!!! When I think of a true coastal girl, Jen comes to mind. How amazing did her lobster cobb salad look? Yummm!!!

 

 

How to make a DIY Beach Memory Box

You will need:

  • shadowbox
  • sand
  • seashells and sea glass
  • photo
  • sand dollar
  • permanent marker
  • hot glue gun

DIY beach memory box shadow box with seashells, sand and photo for a beach vacation keepsake 1.) Start by taking apart the shadow box. If desired, cover the backing with cardstock or paper. I chose to cover my black backing with white paper.

2.) Secure your photo to the backing.

3.) Using a gold permanent marker, I wrote each of our names on a sanddollar. If you are using a larger shadowbox and have the space, you could do one for each person.

4.) I secured the sanddollar to the backing using hot glue so that it didn’t roll around.

DIY beach memory box shadow box with seashells, and beach photo

5.) Fill the bottom of the shadow box with some sand and secure the backing on. I also hot glued around the edges to seal the backing so that no sand could leak out.

6.) Using hot glue, glue the seaglass and seashells around the border of the shadow box and allow to dry.

DIY beach memory box shadow box with beach sand, seashells, seaglass and photo for beach vacation keepsake

That’s it! So easy! This is perfect so display on your shelves, coffee table or desk so that you can go back to the beach anytime you need a getaway!

How to make a DIY beach memory box- shadowbox with sand, photo at the beach, seashells, sand dollars and decorated with sea glass on a round coastal tray

I’m linking some things below if you want to re-create your own shadow box.

white shadow box for DIY beach memory box shadow box for crafts and DIY beach memory box aqua, green and clear sea glass for crafts, decor and DIY beach memory box oyster shells for crafts, decor and DIY beach memory box  

For more coastal and beach inspiration, you can also see how I put together this coastal tray decor.

 

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DIY beach memory box shadow box with seashells, beach sand and photo for beach vacation keepsake

 

Next head on over to my friend Heidi where she is sharing how to make the prettiest seashell candles.

 

Coastal Inspiration from The Cozy Creative Collaborative

Coastal inspired frame with seashells and seaglass.

DIY Beach Keepsake | Nicolle of Our Tiny Nest Blog

Homemade candles with soy wax and scallop shells.

How to Make Homemade Candles in Scallop Seashells | Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home

DIY seashell wall art for summer coastal decor.

DIY Seashell Wall Decor | Charity of Mornings on Macedonia

A coastal themed tablescape with shell accents.

How to Set a Casual Coastal Table | Kelly of The Tattered Pew

New England Cobb salad with lobster, hard boiled eggs, and croutons.

New England Lobster Cobb Salad | Jennifer of Cottage on Bunkerhill

 

8 In holidays/ kids/ printables/ valentines day

Free Valentine’s Day Printable

Free Valentines Day Printable
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If you’re looking for a cute free Valentine’s Day printable for your kids’ check out this A”DOH” able idea.

Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away and I’m already planning out Maxwell’s Valentine’s Day cards. Last year we just did the traditional ones that come in the box from Target and honestly, that was fine with me.  But this year since we can’t bring any food or candy into school, I wanted to do something fun for the kids. This Play-Doh valentine is the perfect non-candy idea for your little ones to give their friends and classmates.

Check out the easy DIY and my printable below.

You will need:

Printer

Paper

Scissors

Ribbon

Play-Doh (I got this 12 pack on Amazon)

Cardstock (optional)

Glue or glue dots (optional)

 

Instructions:

 1.) Click the link to download the free printable here. Download and print out.

Valentines Day card printable

2.) Cut out each one and glue onto a piece of cardstock.

3.) Make a tiny hole on top and thread a piece of ribbon or twine through and tie around the Playdoh.

 

So a”doh”able right!!!

If you download my printable, I’d love to see pictures of how yours came out so be sure to tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest with a photo!

 

playdoh valentine printable

For more Valentine Ideas check out

This hot cocoa bomb printable

This cute idea for teachers and co-workers

Valentine gift ideas for the kids

 

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Free Valentine's Day printable